Offshore Industry: Safety

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 13th October 2011.

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Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the report by the European Parliament on facing the challenges of the safety of offshore oil and gas activities.

Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The European Parliament report is an “own-initiative” report and has no formal legal standing.

We are expecting formal proposals from the European Commission on the safety of offshore oil and gas activities to be issued before the end of the year. Following the release of these proposals, we would expect the European Parliament to comment further as part of the codecision process.

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